Titanic Belfast, discover the story of RMS Titanic, the most famous ocean Liner in the world whose maiden voyage captured the hearts of people all over the world. Where was the titanic built? Harland & Wolff Belfast was tasked with designing and building the largest and most luxurious ship the world had ever seen for White Star’s trans-Atlantic route. The Belfast workforce believed the Titanic would show the world how highly skilled they were. Their skill, pride and passion produced the greatest Liner ever built. Inside the Titanic was breathtaking and replicas of which can be seen in the Titanic Experience visitor centre, or as some visitors call it Titanic museum.
The self guided Titanic experience extends over nine interpretive and interactive galleries which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. The Titanic Museum Belfast uses special effects, animations and full scale reconstructions to create the reality of shipbuilding in the early 1900’s. You are greeted with a panoramic view of the actual slipways on which both the Titanic and sister ship Olympic once rested. You will experience a range of exhibits, models, interactive databases and elaborate computer generated imagery. You will travel through replica engine rooms, working interiors and deck promenade where visitors can see and hear the Ocean and feel the engines vibrations.
Titanic Museum Belfast visitors then move on to paying tribute to the loss of the 1,500 men, women and children that lost their lives on Titanic’s maiden voyage. At 11:40 on Sunday 14th April 1912, while steaming south of Newfoundland, Canada at a speed of 20 knots, Titanic struck a huge iceberg, fatally wounding it’s hull. Less than three hours later she slipped beneath the waves.
The story of the greatest ship is then brought up to the present day with the discovery of the wreck by Dr Robert Ballard and his team. Videos show the discovery and undersea exploration of the wreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. The legacy today, the incomparable aura of Titanic and her story continues to captivate the imagination of people of all ages. There are many exhibitions worldwide but only in Belfast can you trace her remarkable story in the city of her birth. TEC Titanic Exhibition Centre.
Titanic Slipways: behind Titanic Belfast you can walk along the historic slipways where Titanic and Olympic were built and launched over 100 years ago. The Slipways have since been restored and now play a host to a variety of open air concerts and events. You can walk from the Titanic Museum to where the ships were first launched into the water. You can even walk to the Dry Dock along the Belfast Maritime Mile beside HMS Caroline and the Titanic’s Pump House. The Titanic Quarter in Belfast really is a magnificent area of history and entertainment.
Titanic Hotel is one of Belfast’s finest boutique Hotel’s, located in the former Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices in the Titanic Quarter. Guests can enjoy luxurious surroundings, treat yourself to afternoon tea or a beautiful cocktail at the Harland bar. You can enjoy a rich variety of culture and entertainment options within a short walking distance. This landmark building with a legendary location is now home to the world’s most authentic Titanic Hotel.
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